Hi Everyone! #88 — Sophia and Wayne

Sophia Wilansky

Sophia Wilansky

It takes a second. To realize what you’re seeing is the bone of her left forearm, showing, exposed to the air.

What goes through the mind and heart of a man who holds an explosive device with a seven second fuse for five seconds then throws it at a 21-year-old woman? It’s difficult to imagine.

I know people who know her, Sophia. I know people who know her dad, Wayne.

There’s a story here. The dad, Wayne. Wilansky. The daughter, Sophia. Wilansky. Photogenic. Passionate. Articulate. They want something good to come from this nearly impossible suffering.

This story has the Army Corps of Engineers in it.

They say corporate officers, like executives at Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, have a fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder value. (They don’t.)

How Many Law Enforcement Agencies Does It Take to Subdue a Peaceful Protest? So far, 76 from 10 different states. Says the ACLU. And they definitely don’t have a duty to maximize shareholder value. But they’ve been acting like it.

Words like “rapaciousness” fall from the sky as North Dakota’s winter begins to settle in.

The heroism of everyone at the camp, the hardships they’re enduring, are historic, inspiring. A 3.8 billion pound gorilla is convinced he can sleep wherever he wants. That irresistible force has met an immovable object. I don’t know how this story ends. My hope is that steadfast perseverance, non-violence, prayer, and love will prevail in the end.

If you have an impulse to get involved, in a big way or a little way, follow it.

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